Monthly Archives: May 2013


My eldest brother was an amateur runner.  He was not a natural athlete but trained hard to compete in events at the Stawell Easter carnival and other events.  My brother was not very successful but did win a number of … Continue reading

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Tower Hill

This painting by Eugene von Guerard shows, what is now the Tower Hill reserve, what Tower Hill looked like in 1855. William Rutledge and partners owned the district via Special Survey (the only other Special Survey grant to be issued … Continue reading

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The ancestor I wish I had met.

The Ancestor I wish I had Met. The ancestor I wish I had met is my great, great grandfather, Thomas Pye. I grew up on a farm that was a small portion of novelist Thomas Alexander Browne’s 32,000 acre property, … Continue reading

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Research Tips

One of the major practices to keep in mind when researching your family history is to verify your results, especially, when you are building the tree branches of your far distant ancestors.  Try to view the original documents, baptism, marriages … Continue reading

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Discovering My Ancestors

One of my favourite TV shows is “Who do you think you are?”  I love how the celebrities make that emotional connection with the stories of their ancestors lives and can often see parallels with their own lives. I have … Continue reading

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